Resale shop, volunteers
make hospice a success
In July 2009, Tidelands Community Hospice, serving Georgetown, Williamsburg and Horry counties since 1985, opened Tidelands Hospice Resale Shop in the Winyah Village Shopping Center in Georgetown. Stocked with gently used items of clothing, furniture, books and home décor items donated by the community, the Resale Shop has offered the opportunity for Tidelands Hospice to increase its outreach services in the community and to raise funds to benefit Tidelands Hospice patients and families.
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It also has offered an opportunity for Tidelands to extend its bereavement support by providing a supportive place for survivors to take a loved one’s cherished possessions and an avenue to partner with area churches and organizations to provide community support to others who are in need.
Thanks to the talents and efforts of Tidelands Hospice Resale Shop volunteers and the continued support of individual donors, businesses, churches, and organizations, the Resale Shop continues to grow. By offering a “feel good” way of recycling for donors and quality merchandise at affordable prices it continues to raise funds to benefit its patients and families; to provide additional Community Support for patients and families in need within the community; to offer bereavement support and to partner with churches and community organizations to provide community support.
Though much has been accomplished since the Resale Shop opened, we are aware that the needs of those in the communities served by Tidelands Hospice continue to grow. Our goal for Tidelands Hospice Resale Shop fourth year is to continue to grow to assist in meeting those needs. We invite you to join us during July in celebrating the Resale Shop’s fourth anniversary and to join us throughout the year in assisting to meet the needs of others in our community.
The writer is manager of the Tidelands Hospice Resale Shop.
U.S. wasting tax dollars
on overseas bases
An article in the July 3 issue The Sun News contained a reference to the 2 million German civilian workers at U.S. military bases in that country. Can someone please explain to me why we have 2 million civilians working at our military bases in Germany almost 70 years after the end of World War II?
At the height of the Cold War in the 1950s, citizens had the opportunity to serve in the U.S. Army stationed at Henry Kaserne near Munich. As I recall there were something like 500,000 military personnel in Europe at that time. Sounds like most of them are still there. Why?
Over the years America has provided most of the security for this part of the world while the European Union spent a great deal of their resources on the socialist safety net that they can now no longer afford. One by one during the years ahead they will be bankrupt if significant changes are not made in their “entitlement” programs.
America will be right behind based on our current direction. It's long past time that we brought most of our foreign based military personnel home to be stationed at the many under-utilized facilities we have scattered all across America. Let the countries that we depart from raise the size of their own military numbers
Can you imagine what all these civilian jobs and military payrolls flowing through the American economy might do for our current distressed situation? While an immediate pullout would be disruptive, a policy change could be announced now with implementation to take place over the next few years.
With the rapid deployment capabilities of today's military and the current weapons systems available in our military arsenal, I cannot believe that implementation of these suggestions would weaken our national defense. Sen. Lindsey Graham, let's get started on this one.